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Ken Burns JAZZ Collection: Sidney Bechet

Ken Burns JAZZ Collection: Sidney Bechet
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Description: Sidney Bechet was one of the great pioneers of jazz, a New Orleans clarinetist of unmatched improvisational creativity who developed a highly personal voice on the difficult soprano saxophone. He could soar above an ensemble or develop lead lines with a power that rivaled trumpeters. Although he was the first great jazz soloist to record--on 1923's "Wild Cat Blues" with Clarence Williams's Blue Five--until the late 1930s, Bechet's recordings cast him invariably as a sideman. He wouldn't achieve the kind of fame that was his due until he settled in France in the 1950s. This is an excellent introduction to his work, rang ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony
Release date: 7 November 2000
EAN: 0074646144121 UPC: 074646144121
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